Ednesha  Saulsbury

Ednesha Saulsbury

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for evening & daytime appointments in Midtown practice (updated November 25, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Women's issues
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships
  • Family issues
  • Depression

Professional statement

Ednesha Saulsbury is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in multicultural therapy, racial and cultural identity, couples therapy, psychodynamic therapy, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, family issues, and relationships. As a therapist of color, she particularly enjoys working with people of color. Her practice is also affirming of LGBTQ+ clients, individuals with marginalized identities, and individuals who live alternative lifestyles, including those who are polyamorous or are ethically non-monogamous.

Many of Ednesha’s clients deal with racism often and need a safe space to be able to talk about it. She sees a lot of clients with social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, and/or major depressive disorder. She has extensive experience working with individuals in their late 20s and 30s who have anxiety about their future and what that will look like.

Ednesha’s treatment approach is grounded in Psychodynamic Therapy, but she also incorporates Multicultural Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and Family Systems when appropriate. She believes that people need to be heard and need a place where they can feel comfortable sharing their most vulnerable thoughts. She’ll meet the client where they are before digging deep to look at the cause of their anxiety and/or depression. She’ll use elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when she believes it will beneficial to a client. For clients with depression, Ednesha helps them explore their thought process and helps them limit the negative self-talk and rumination.

When working with couples, Ednesha primarily uses the Gottman Method to help couples communicate and relate to each other in more emotionally responsive ways. This allows couples to experience a stronger union. She also works with women to navigate time management challenges when it comes to taking care of the kids.

Ednesha believes everyone deserves to feel empowered to take control of their life and make their voice heard. She is committed to working with individuals who have felt marginalized. Her educational background includes a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Sociology and Media Studies, an MSW from New York University, and a one-year Certificate in Modern Psychoanalysis from the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. She looks forward to meeting you at her office conveniently located near the 33rd Street subway station.


Message to clients

I am a facilitator, trainer and therapist with Be Well Psychotherapy a women led group psychotherapy practice.
I have several years of experience specializing in getting my client’s unstuck in order to clear emotional pathways to growth. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families but especially takes tremendous pride in helping woman figure out who they are by helping them cope with feelings of anxiety, depression, and self-destruction.
Through this work, my clients are able to effectively communicate and feel close and secure in their relationships. I am focused on supporting my clients in understanding and utilizing all their feelings in new and expressive ways
Direct and warm, I take tremendous pride in helping my clients figure out who they are. I will collaborate by offering firm yet gentle support and direction in a client-centric approach. In addition, It is my strong desire to help people of color build up self-esteem and self-worth, through facing fears and coping with what's trapping them. I will sit with your deepest thoughts and pain and help you to make sense of them and move forward. I look forward to supporting you through the ebb and flow of life.
In addition to providing therapy, I facilitate workshops on boundary setting, healthy communication, managing anxiety, and women empowerment.
I am privileged to have the opportunity to be with client's as they arrive at the birthplace of change.


Specialties

Women's issues - Counseling for challenges women face including infertility, career management, women's health, parenting, and postpartum depression

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


General expertise


Insurance

Ednesha Saulsbury is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Initial individual session (Complimentary): $0 (45min)
  • Initial couples session (Complimentary): $0 (45min)

Therapist's note

Ednesha can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Midtown practice

171 Madison Avenue

Suite 1000

New York, NY 10016

Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

BeWell Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist and BeHER Teen Supervisor

Fedcap Behavioral Health Services, Psychotherapist

New Design Middle School, Social Work Intern

Gottman Institute, Certificate in 10 Core Principles for Effective Couples Therapy

Harvard Medical School, Certificate In Treating Couples

New York University School of Social Work, SIFI Certified Supervision in Field Instruction

Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, One-Year Certificate in Psychoanalysis

New York University, Master of Social Work

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BA in Sociology and Media Studies


Languages

  • English